7th Pay Commission: Central staff demands pending even as this group gets a raise up to Rs 36,000
7th Pay Commission: Even as the Central government employees are waiting for the minimum salary hike beyond the 7th CPC recommendations, good news has poured in for this group.
7th Pay Commission: Even as the Central government employees are waiting for the minimum salary hike beyond the 7th CPC recommendations, good news pour in. Serving guest teachers of the Haryana government will get a salary hike by up to 25 percent. The state will increase these teachers’ salary twice a year - in January and July, as the cost of living has gone up, PTI reported citing an official spokesman. JBT/Drawing teacher, master or school lecturer will now get Rs 26,000, Rs 30,000 and Rs 36,000, respectively. This will be effective from July 1, 2018, the report said.
Earlier, the state government had effected a 14.52 percent increase in the teachers’ monthly salary from January 1, 2017. Earlier, the central government had hiked the salaries and pensions of teaching, non-teaching staff and pensioners of UGC and central universities.
Under the 7th pay commission, the central government employees, however, demand that the minimum salary be hiked to Rs 26,000 from current Rs 18,000 and the fitment factor be increased from 2.57 percent to 3.6 percent. These employees argue that the salary hike has not covered the inflation as it spiralled faster. There is no words yet from the government's side. However, media reports suggest given the general elections due in 2019, the Narendra Modi government may come up with sops for these employees before the polls.
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